By Ron Howells •
Published: 03 Sep 2021 • 11:58
Richard E Grant has announced the death of his wife Joan Washington.
The 64-year-old actor paid tribute to the “love of his life” after confirming she died on Thursday night – the cause of her death has not yet been revealed.
Mr Grant shared a video of him dancing with Joan, who he was married to for 35 years, before embracing her, and tweeted: “ONLY YOU! Joan – Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our daughter Olivia. Our hearts are broken with the loss of your Life last night. 35 years married & 38 together.
“To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine.”
Richard was met by countless messages as people shared in his devastation, with actress Eva Pope responding: “Oh my heart aches for you… deep condolences Richard. She taught me in that very house.”
Meanwhile, another wrote: “Sincerely sorry for your, and your daughter’s loss.”
A third person responded: “Oh Richard I’m so sorry to read this. She was clearly a very special person but will always be so. You were clearly a wonderful partnership but will always be so. My deepest sympathy to you and Olivia and sending all good thoughts to you.”
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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